Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget (COTER)  

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The remit of the Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget (COTER) covers

  • Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion     
  • Structural Funds and Spatial Planning
  • Urban Policy and Housing
  • Transport and Trans-European Transport Networks
  • Macro-regions, Territorial cooperation, and Regional statistics and indicators
  • Annual EU budget, Multiannual Financial Framework, and Local and Regional Finances     

The COTER Secretariat is also responsible for the official EU register of the EGTCs and for managing the EGTC Platform bringing together political and technical representatives of all the existing EGTCs and EGTCs under construction.

In addition, COTER is in charge of the CoR's Territorial Impact Assessments (TIAs). TIAs provide CoR rapporteurs with an analysis of the potential territorial impact of EU legislative proposals.

Joint CoR-OECD activities – in areas such as the quality of public investment, decentralisation or regional, urban and rural development – are also managed by COTER. The key objective of the cooperation is to strengthen political dialogue between the OECD and EU local and regional governments and ultimately improve public policies that foster economic and social well-being.

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Head of Unit: Marie-Claire Neill-Cowper

Assistant to the HoU: Maria Smyth

Administrators:

  • Florian Achleitner, in charge of General Transport Policy, TEN-T, Road Transport, Rail Transport, Inland Waterways, Aviation
  • Marek Bobis, in charge of Budgetary Policy, Multi-Annual Financial Framework, EFSI, ESIF
  • Igor Caldeira, in charge of TIA: Coordination of CoR Territorial Impact Assessments, Regional Statistics and Indicators, European Territorial Cooperation
  • Slaven Klobučar, in charge of EGTC: Management of EGTC Platform, Cross-border cooperation, European Territorial Cooperation
  • Delphine Langlois, in charge of Macro Regions, Budgetary Policy, Multi-Annual Financial Framework, EFSI, ESIF
  • Gustavo López Cutillas, in charge of ESIF, Urban Policy, Housing, Spatial Planning, OECD Relations, Maritime Transport, Ports
  • Gordon Modro, in charge of Cohesion Policy, ESIF, Urban Policy
  • Lucy Tober, in charge of General Transport Policy, TEN-T, Road Transport, Rail Transport, Inland Waterways, Aviation


Assistants:

  • Lucia Bertola, in charge of the general support to COTER Commission and BUDG Working Group
  • Rui Cordeiro da Silva​​, in charge of management of EGTC register, General support to ​EGTC platform and TIA activities, General Support to COTER Secretariat, General support to COTER Commission and BUDG Working Group
To contact the COTER team, please use the Contact form (subject 'Territorial cohesion policy and EU budget')

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